As you should know by now, I love the library and I had to go the read-in on last week at City Hall to find out what was really going on. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to cut the budget of the Chicago Public Library even though it is only 3% of the entire city’s budget, which would result in shorter library hours and cuts in services. The library’s employee union, library staff, parents, teachers, community supporters and Alderman all came out to oppose the mayor’s decision. There were at least 200 people in attendance on that nice Halloween day.
How do you feel about the mayor’s decision to reduce library hours and services?